Population book available for pre-order now

Be the first on your block to read the new book by Ian Angus and Simon Butler! Available for pre-order now ….


[From Amazon’s description]
Too Many People?
provides a clear, well-documented, and popularly written refutation of the idea that “overpopulation” is a major cause of environmental destruction, arguing that a focus on human numbers not only misunderstands the causes of the crisis, it dangerously weakens the movement for real solutions.

No other book challenges modern overpopulation theory so clearly and comprehensively, providing invaluable insights for the layperson and environmental scholars alike.

About the authors

Ian Angus is editor of Climate and Capitalism, an online journal focusing on capitalism, climate change, and the ecosocialist alternative. His previous books includeCanadian Bolsheviks, and The Global Fight for Climate Justice.

Simon Butler, a climate justice activist based in Sydney, Australia, is co-editor of Green Left Weekly, the country’s leading source of anti-capitalist news, analysis, discussion and debate.

Available for pre-order now from Amazon:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword by Betsy Hartmann
Foreword by Joel Kovel
Introduction

Blaming People

Are People the Problem?
Varieties of Populationism Today

The Failures of Populationism

Dissecting Those “Overpopulation” Numbers
Is the World Full?
The Bomb That Didn’t Explode
Too Many Mouths to Feed?

Control and Coercion

The Populationist War against the Poor
Control Without Coercion?

Greens versus Immigrants?

Lifeboat Ethics
Allies, Not Enemies

Production, Consumption, Revolution

Too Many Consumers?
The Myth of Consumer Sovereignty
The Military-Corporate Pollution Complex
A System of Growth and Waste
Populationism or Ecological Revolution?

Appendices

The Malthus Myth
Donella Meadows on IPAT
Eugene V. Debs on Immigration
Climate Justice and Migration

Bibliography
Index

Paperback: 260 pages
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: October 11, 2011
ISBN-10: 1608461408
ISBN-13: 978-1608461400

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